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How to deal with Uncertainty in Life in 10 easy ways

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If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty or back to pain and regret.

Jim Carrey 

Living with so much uncertainty is one of the most challenging situations in today’s world. Look around you. What do you see? Countries are getting into a war, and uncertainty looms over. No one knows when it is going to end. Post-pandemic uncertainties are taking a toll on people’s mental health. Employment hits hard. Life-threatening illnesses have made an ordinary man uncertain about his life span, financial status, job security, and family security. When we face uncertainty, our brains give us jitters and eventually respond with fear. 

As we face uncertainty, our brains rush to overreact. They push us to react with fear. Successful people can use this mechanism and shift their thinking rationally. On a brighter note, you can effectively override your brain’s irrational tendencies and manage uncertainty by knowing the right hacks.  

Old school counters anxiety by providing us with set rules, facts, and truths. But often, it’s more effective not to attempt to create certainty. Evolution might have doctored our brains to resist uncertainty; do we know what the future will bring? It is better to live with ambiguity in worse situations like the pandemic while our routines crash and our best plans get destroyed.

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is. Knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” wrote John Allen Paulos. 

APA’s Stress in America Survey findings proves that any uncertainty causes tremendous stress on our well-being. While Eighty-one percent of Americans blamed global delay as one of their top sources of stress, on the other hand, around 65% reported the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

It is a proven fact that different people react differently to uncertainty. 

No one can predict the future; however, these simple steps can help you increase your tolerance levels to face life’s uncertainties. It is the most important skill one needs to develop in the present business or social environment.

I am sure that you will see improvement in your mental state once you start moving in the right direction. Be rational in approach and don’t expect too much from life. Always remember that meaning and purpose of life is to nurture hope, which adds stability to the constructive development of behavior to fight uncertainty. Be confident about your adapting skills and be ready to rock in adversities. May you always be certain about your Soul and spirit!

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